Jesús Avilla

Catedràtic d'Universitat

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Position: Catedràtic d'Universitat

Area of expertise: Entomologia

Address: ETSEA, Edifici 1 IRTA campus ETSEA

Phone: +34 973 702581


University degrees

· Enginyer Agrònom, Universitat Politècnica de Madrid (UPM), 1978
· Doctorat, UPM, 1982

Previous activities

· 1982- 1986. Titular d'Universitat, Universitat de Lleida (UdL)
· 1984- 1985. Becari postdoctoral, Wye College, University of London.
· 1986- 1999. Titular de Universitat, UPC i UdL
· 1999 - actualitat, Catedràtic d'Universitat, UdL


· Control integrat de plagues de fruiters.


· ENTOMOLOGIA AGRÍCOLA Màster Universitari en Protecció Integrada de Cultius
· PRODUCTES FITOSANITARIS Màster Universitari en Protecció Integrada de Cultius
· PROGRAMES DE PROTECCIÓ INTEGRADA DE CULTIUS Màster Universitari en Protecció Integrada de Cultius
· INTRODUCCIÓ A LA METODOLOGIA DE LA INVESTIGACIÓ CIENTÍFICA Màster Universitari en Protecció Integrada de Cultius
·PROTECCIÓ AVANÇADA DE FRUITERS Màster Universitari en Fruticultura

Recent Publications

Rodríguez-Gasol, N.; Avilla, J.; Alegre, S.; Alins, G.- Sphaerophoria rueppelli adults change their foraging behavior after mating but maintain the same preferences to flower traits. BioControl 64: 149–158. 2019. 10.1007/s10526-019-09928-2.

Rodríguez-Gasol, N.; Avilla, J.; Aparicio, Y.; Arnó, J.; Gabarra, R.; Riudavets, J.; Alegre, S.; Lordan, J.; Alins, G.- The Contribution of Surrounding Margins in the Promotion of Natural Enemies in Mediterranean Apple Orchards. Insects 10, 148: 1-14. 2019. 10.3390/insects10050148.

Bosch, D.; Avilla, J.; Musleh, S.; Rodríguez, M.- Target-site mutations (AChE and kdr), and PSMO activity in codling moth (Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)) populations from Spain. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 146: 52-62. 2018. 10.1016/j.pestbp.2018.02.010.

Bosch, D.; Rodríguez, M.; Depalo, L.; Avilla, J.- Determination of the baseline susceptibility of European populations of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to chlorantraniliprole and the role of mixed function oxydases. Journal of Economic Entomology. 2018. 10.1093/jee/toy020.

Bosch, D.; Rodríguez,  M.; Avilla, J.- Monitoring resistance of Cydia pomonella (L.) Spanish field populations to new chemical insecticides and the mechanisms involved. Pest Management Science 74: 933-943. 2018. 10.1002/ps.4791.

Alins, G.; Alegre, S.; Avilla, J.- Alternative to azadirachtin to control Dysaphis plantaginea Passerini (Hemiptera: Aphidae) in organic apple production. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture: 1-12. 2017.

Navarro-Roldán, M.A.; Avilla, J.; Bosch, D.; Valls, J.; Gemeno, C.- Comparative effect of three neurotoxic insecticides with different modes of action on adult males and females of three tortricid moth pests. Journal of Economic Entomology: 1–10. 2017.

Depalo, L.; Masetti, A.; Avilla, J.; Bosch, D.; Pasqualini, E.- Toxicity and residual activity of spinetoram to neonate larvae of Grapholita molesta (Busck) and Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): Semi-field and laboratory trials. Crop Protection 89: 32-37. 2016. Holanda.

Bosch, D.; Rodríguez, M.; Avilla, J.- Captures of MFO-resistant Cydia pomonella adults as affected by lure, crop management system and flight. Bulletin of Entomologial Research 106:54-62. 2016. EE.UU. DOI: 10.1017/S0007485315000772.

Giner, M.; Balcells, M.; Avilla, J. Antenna elicitation and behavioral responses of oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta, to allyl cinnamate. African Journal of Biotechnology 13(50): 4536-4540. 2014.

Giner, M.; Balcells, M.; Avilla, J. Antennal and Behavioral Response of Cydia pomonella and Lobesia botrana Moths to Allyl Cinnamate. Advances in Crop Science and Technology 2: 155. doi:10.4172/2329-8863.1000155. 2014.

Giner, M.; Avilla, J.; De Zutter, N.; Ameye, M.; Balcells, M.; Smagghe, G. 2013. Insecticidal and repellent action of allyl esters against Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Industrial Crops and Products 47: 63–68. 

Mouron, P.; Heijne, B.; Naef, A.; Strassemeyer, J.; Hayer, F.; Avilla, J.; Alaphilippe, A.; Höhn, H.; Hernandez, J.; Mack, G.; Gaillard, G.; Solé, J.; Sauphanor, B.; Patocchi, A.; Samietz, J.; Bravin, E.; Lavigne, C.; Bohanec, M.; Golla, B.; Scheer, C.; Aubert, U.; Bigler, F. 2012. Sustainability assessment of crop protection systems: SustainOS methodology and its application for apple orchards. Agricultural Systems 113: 1–15.

Giner, M.; Balcells, M.; Avilla, J. 2012. Insecticidal action of five allyl esters on eggs and larvae of three tortricid fruit pests: laboratory tests. Bulletin of Insectology 65: 63-70.

Rodríguez, M.; Bosch, D.; Avilla, J. 2012. Azinphos-methyl and carbaryl resistance in adults of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella (L.), Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from Northeastern Spain. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 103: 43–48.

Peñarrubia-Maria, E.; Avilla, J.; Escudero-Colomar, L.A. 2012. Survival of wild adults of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) under naturalwinter conditions in North East Spain. Psyche. Article ID 497087, 6 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/497087.

Comas, C.; Avilla, J.; Sarasúa, M.J.; Albajes, R.; Ribes-Dasi, M. 2012. Lack of anisotropic effects in the spatial distribution of Cydia pomonella pheromone trap catches in Catalonia, NE Spain. Crop Protection 34: 88-95.

Giner, M.; Avilla, J.; Balcells, M.; Caccia, S.; Smagghe, G. 2012. Toxicity of allyl esters in insect cell alines and in Spodoptera littoralis. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 79: 18-30.

Muñoz, L.; Bosch, M.P.; Batllori, L.; Rosell, G.; Bosch, D.; Guerrero, A.; Avilla, J. 2011. Synthesis of allylic trifluoromethyl ketones and activity as inhibitors of the sex pheromone of the leopard moth, Zeuzera pyrina L. (Lepidoptera: Cossidae). Pest Management Science 67: 956–964.

Varela N., Avilla J., Anton S., Gemeno C. 2011. Synergism of pheromone and host-plant volatile blends in the attraction of Grapholita molesta (Busk) (Lepidoptera:Tortricidae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 141: 114-122.

Rodríguez M., Marques T., Bosch D., Avilla J. 2011. Assessment of insecticide resistance in eggs and neonate larvae of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 138:184-192.

Rodríguez M., Bosch D., Avilla J. 2011. Resistance of Spanish codling moth (Cydia pomonella) populations to insecticides and activity of detoxifying enzymatic systems. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 138:184-192.

Varela N., Avilla J., Gemeno C., Anton S. 2011. Ordinary glomeruli in the antennal lobe of male and female tortricid moth Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) process sex pheromone and host plant volatiles. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:637-645.

Fernández D.E., Cichón L., Garrido S., Ribes-Dasi M., Avilla J. 2010. Comparison of lures loaded with codlemone and pear ester for capturing codling moths, Cydia pomonella , in apple and pear orchards using mating disruption. Journal of Insect Science 10:1-12

Rodríguez M., Bosch D., Sauphanor B., Avilla J. 2010. Susceptibility to Organophosphate Insecticides and Activity of Detoxifying Enzymes in Spanish Populations of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 103:482-491.

Escriba M., Barbut M., Eras J., Canela R., Avilla J., Balcells M. 2009. Synthesis of Allyl Esters of Fatty Acids and Their Ovicidal Effect on Cydia pomonella (L.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57:4849-4853.

Varela N., Couton L., Gemeno C., Avilla J., Rospars J.P, Anton S. 2009. Three-dimensional antennal lobe atlas of the Oriental fruit moth Cydia molesta (Busk) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): comparison of male and female glomerular organization. Cell and Tissue Research 337:513-526.


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